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'''Edmund Burke''' (; 12 January [New Style|NS] 1729The exact year of his birth is the subject of a great deal of controversy; 1728, 1729, and 1730 have been proposed. The month and day of his birth also are subject to question, a problem compounded by the Julian calendar|Julian-Gregorian calendar|Gregorian changeover in 1752, during his lifetime. For a fuller treatment of the question, see F. P. Lock, ''Edmund Burke. Volume I: 1730–1784'' (Clarendon Press, 1999), pp. 16–17. Conor Cruise O'Brien (2008; p. 14) questions Burke's birthplace as having been in Dublin, arguing in favour of Shanballymore, Co. Cork (in the house of his uncle, James Nagle).9 July 1797) was an Irish politician|statesman born in Dublin, as well as an author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher who, after moving to London, served as a member...
EraEighteenth century philosophy
Birth date12 January 1729
Birth placeDublin, Kingdom of Ireland|Ireland
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1797|7|9|1729|1|12}}
Death placeBeaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, Kingdom of Great Britain|{{nowrap|Great Britain}}
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin
School traditionConservative liberalism, Conservatism
Main interestsSocial and political philosophy
ReligionChurch of Ireland
Influences{{hlist |Plato |Aristotle |Socrates |David Hume |Adam Smith |Cicero |John Locke}}
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